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October 16, 2017 1:41 PM Somalia attack: 165 unidentified bodies buried

As many as 165 unidentified bodies have been buried after a massive truck bomb attack in the Somali capital Mogadishu on Saturday. At least 276 people have died and the government news agency Sonna says only 111 of them have been identified. A Turkish military plane is taking 40 of the injured to Turkey for medical treatment. It is the deadliest terror

October 16, 2017 8:42 AM Somalia attack: Death toll rises in Mogadishu blast

At least 276 people have died in a massive bomb attack in the Somali capital Mogadishu on Saturday. A Turkish military plane has arrived with medical aid. It will then evacuate about 40 of the injured to Turkey for medical treatment. It is the deadliest terror attack in Somalia since the Islamist al-Shabab group launched its insurgency in 2007. One of the victims 2

October 13, 2017 9:24 AM The female part is more wired than most brains- Rev Timothy Njoya

By talking about his mother’s clitoris, the Reverend Timothy Njoya touched a raw nerve, creating an uproar of near biblical proportions. Njoya has been writing a book, not on church issues or political revolutions for which he’s known, but on sexuality, specifically, the clitoris. The celebrated man of God told set the record straight, explaining to The Nairobian 3

October 11, 2017 2:36 PM Man who chased away wife survives penis chop by lover – PHOTOS

A man who chased away his wife and moved into his girlfriend’s house now rues his ill judgement. Eliud Kithaka, a stonemason, had sold his farm for Sh420, 000 last year and chased away his wife to move in with his lover of two years. The new found love however started to sour after the two had squandered the money. On Sunday mid-morning, his girlfriend 5

October 10, 2017 1:41 PM Indian UN peacekeepers repulse armed attack in Congo

Alert Indian peacekeepers repulsed an attack by a group of around 30 armed men, suspected to be Mai Mai cadres (local armed group), on its Lubero post in Congo on October 6. Friday’s attack was a rare frontal assault on UN forces deployed for protecting civilians in Congo. "At around 0200 GMT, a group of armed men, probably Mai-Mai, attacked the MONUSCO

October 10, 2017 6:17 AM When the doctor hits a wall: The tragic story of Ian Bore

A rare disease has just killed this young boy. One doctor believes he could have been saved John Bore cuts the image of a defeated, fatigued man when we sit down for an interview at Gertrude’s Children’s Hospital in Nairobi. For days he has slept on a cold bench outside the intensive care unit of the hospital as he watches over his firstborn son, Ian Kimutai 4

October 9, 2017 4:00 PM Family cries foul after Lenana School student succumbs to chicken pox

The family of a Form Three student who died at Lenana School on Saturday evening is calling for an investigation into the circumstance of his death. Amos Mumo Mutie, 18, died after suffering a bout of chicken pox and being admitted at the school’s sanatorium for days. According to the deceased’s uncle Peter Musyoka, the school had assured the family 1

September 30, 2017 10:40 PM Passion makes nurse soldier on amid toil in public hospitals

To say nurses are busy bees could be an understatement if one spent a day with these caregivers in public hospitals. For Lilian Ajuogi, who has been in the profession for the last 19 years, every day comes with its own challenges. “There is nothing like a predictable day in the life of a nurse. We experience new situations every day,” she told the Nation 1

September 30, 2017 8:02 AM A woman's burden in war-torn South Sudan

With the men at war or herding cattle, women live by their wits, farming, caregiving, and working to support families. Chahari, South Sudan - The dull thud of a coconut being thrown against a flat stone summons the children around the low straw-thatched mud tukul, a traditional round house in eastern Africa. Nadia* pulls the orange pulp out of the fruit 2

September 22, 2017 5:47 PM How to tell health workers apart

A white dustcoat, a stethoscope dangling around the neck, a writing pad on the table and a pen in hand. Are you being attended to by a doctor or a clinical officer? This is often a hard-to-tell difference for most Kenyans who have been attended to by the meticulous hands of clinical officers. Doctors and clinical officers in a health institution show similar 1